Hi ladies! I have had so many emails lately about what protein I use and the benefits of it, I thought it would be easiest to put a post together for you all to see 🙂 I will try to cover all of your questions but if I miss any, feel free to let me know!
Let me start by being completely honest with admitting that I have had a past with not being faithful. To my protein that is 😉 Throughout the years I have tried a handful of different brands, usually switching to the next before I even complete a container because I’m picky and very selective of what I put into my body. Although I have came across a couple brands that I do recommend and enjoy, I think I have FINALLY found my long term partner in protein 🙂 IdealLean, which is through the company IdealFit. Before I rave about my honest opinion on this specific protein, let’s back it up and discuss why I make the decision to drink protein and what I think the main benefits are!
First thing I want to express is that it doesn’t matter if you do the elliptical for 15 minutes every other day or you lift for an hour each day, protein is not just for body builders!! I specifically drink a protein shake after each workout to help me continue to build stamina, recover my muscles after a good workout, preserve the muscles I have built by providing the adequate amount of nutrients, avoid injuries, lean out, and continue to reach my goals. So how does protein help with all of this?
Protein is used to help the production of muscles. They are also used to manufacture hormones, enzymes, cellular messengers, nucleic acids, and immune-system components. Without adequate protein, our bodies simply can’t pull together the structures that make up every cell, tissue, and organ, nor can it generate the biochemical substances needed for cardiovascular function, muscle contraction, growth, and healing. Without an adequate amount of protein our muscles wouldn’t heal up as quickly. Following your workout is a perfect time to get protein into the body so that the protein can be delivered to your muscles, to begin healing the “micro tears” (very small tears in the muscle tissue, caused by intense contraction of the muscle during workout) in the muscle. I personally do not use this protein as a meal replacement.
Many people think that they take in plenty of protein other ways, and that may be the case, but because solid food takes much more time to digest and to break down the protein and send it to the muscles, it makes much more sense to me to take a protein shake immediately following my workout, since protein shakes only take about 30 minutes to reach the muscle after ingestion. With all of these fun facts about protein and why it’s a huge part of my routine, let me also say, it is not for everyone & many people have their own reasons for not being protein shakers and I completely respect that, to each their own 🙂
So… why am I finally faithful with a protein?? It has always bothered me that so many proteins are filled with extra crap that I did not want! Extra fat, carbs, sugars, and many of them lack extra benefits I look for in my protein such as folic acid, vitamin D, and whey and IdealLean just so happens to fit all of those needs. I am incredibly impressed with IdealFit’s protein. 80 calories, 20g protein, 0 fat, 0 sugar, 0 carbs… unheard of! Also, it’s the first protein that I have consumed every single day and never get sick of the taste. It seriously tastes so good you guys and I couldn’t wait to share all of this goodness with you! IdealLean is designed specifically for women, as we have unique nutritional needs that differ from men (with this, nothing horrible will happen if your man has some of the thin mint protein cookies you make or protein pancakes) I have noticed results with this protein in a really short amount of time and I can’t really imagine a workout not followed by this goodness. It is SO easy to mix as well. Just a scoop with some almond milk in my blinder cup and I’m set! And I mean, Trainer Lindsey Mathews was a huge part in designing this product and I adore her so how could it not be amazing??
Right now and only through 2/16 you can get this protein for $39.95 which is pretty awesome being it is usually
$69.99, you better believe I am stalking up. You can click on this link if you are interesting in trying some 🙂 https://idealfit.com/jordyn and NO I am not compensated or benefited in any way if you purchase this, other than the satisfaction that I could help you!! Both flavors are amazing so you can’t go wrong.
There is my little tidbit and piece of goodness for this beautiful Thursday!!
Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by IdealFit, however I am not receiving commission from any orders placed. Thank you so much for your continued support!